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Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham, Lee and Beckenham. The church has seen continued growth since the mid-1990s, both in terms of size and diversity.

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22 Nov 2022

An Interview with Lucine Turner

Today’s blog continues the short series introducing you to some of the more recent appointments to our staff team. It's a chance for us to learn a little bit about them and hear about their hopes for our current Undivided series. Today I’d like you to meet our Finance Manager, Lucine Turner, who actually joined the team in 2020 during the Covid lockdown.

Hi Lucine, can you tell us a bit about your background, education and work experience?

I was born in Mauritius, which is a small island in the Indian Ocean. It is a country made up of different ethnic groups of African, Chinese, European & Indian. I came to the UK when I was two and grew up on a council estate in Deptford. I attended St Theresa’s Girls Secondary School, Belmont Hill and was a regular at a Catholic Church in Lewisham until my late twenties.

I met my husband Philemon, who is Sierra Leonean, on an Alpha course which he was leading in our previous church. We have been married nearly twenty years and have been blessed with two children, a son and daughter who are now teenagers.

I am a Part Qualified CIMA Accountant and worked in the property management industry for over 30 years, mainly in Central London.

How long have you been at King’s and in what capacity do you serve?

I have been attending King’s since September 2013 and have served as a volunteer in hospitality, King’s Kids and on the Welcome Team. I have also enjoyed serving in the catering teams for Alpha and Newday.

I joined the staff team at King’s as the Finance Manager in June 2020. I really enjoy my role and love being a part of the amazing Finance Team serving the church and supporting the staff.

What do you like about King's?

The main reason for moving to King’s was for the great children’s ministry which my children loved, and I enjoyed serving in. The teaching is also excellent, and King’s is blessed with gifted preachers. I like that King’s is not afraid to address the difficult subjects.

I also immediately felt at home at King’s as I had a warm welcome and as a newcomer, I found the groups a great way to meet and connect with a variety of people.

What are your hopes for our current series around the issue of diversity?

I am hopeful that by the end of the series God will change our hearts and open our eyes to see mankind as He does as so beautifully, wonderfully, and uniquely created.



22 Nov 2022

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